Crocker Range Park, Malaysia

Collaborative Protected Area Management in Malaysia (Crocker Range Park), Malaysia

Image by Phillip Chin©, 2008, Courtesy GDFImage by Phillip Chin©, 2008, Courtesy GDF1:10,000 horizontal scale (1.5 X vertical exaggeration) Participatory 3D Model (P3DM) of the Buayan-Kionop Resource Catchment Area including areas inside and immediately adjacent to the Crocker Range Park, Sabah, Malaysia (January – September 2009)

The model (288 km2) was built by Dusun Indigenous People with assistance provided by project staff. Located in the remote reaches of the upper Papar River, the villages in Buayan-Kionop are settlements that pre-date the 1984 establishment of the Crocker Range Park. Today, the three villages of Buayan, Tiku and Timpayasa are located outside the Park, whereas Kionop is located inside the Park. The people of Buayan-Kionop consider this area to be their ancestral lands. With no road access to markets, the Dusun people perform subsistence agriculture, hunting, and harvest of freshwater fish and forest products.

Image by Phillip Chin©, 2007, Courtesy GDFThe Global Diversity Foundation’s (GDF) regional programme in Southeast Asia received a two-year post project grant from the Darwin Initiative. The grant supports the implementation of a participatory resource monitoring programme that will enable local institutional partners and communities (Sabah Parks, PACOS, the Dusun community in Buayan-Kionop and GDF) to conduct long-term assessments of subsistence activities in the CUZs of Crocker Range Park. The grant has allowed local partners and GDF to expand upon the initial three-year Darwin Initiative project entitled “Ethnobiology of Proposed Community Use Zones of Crocker Range Park”, which ended in July 2007. The collaborative management approach advocated by the initial Darwin Initiative project has been embraced by the Sabah Parks officials. (Source GDF web site)

A Darwin Initiative Project
Participatory Resource Monitoring of Community Use Zones in Crocker Range Park (2007-2009)

James TH Wong, AL Agama, A Murphy, G Martin, J Nais, M Lakim & Y Miki. 2009. Application of ethnobiological methods to assess community resource use patterns in the Crocker Range Park in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Paper Presentation at The International Society of Ethnobiology, 1st Asian Congress of Ethnobiology Hosted by Shei-pa National Park Headquarters, Providence University and the International Society of Ethnobiology, October 21-28, 2009, Taiwan

______ 2007. Participatory Resource Monitoring in Community Use Zones of Crocker Range Park. Progress report: 1 August 2007 to 31 July 2009; Global Diversity Foundation, Sabah Parks, PACOS and the local communities of Buayan-Kionop. December 2007

______ 2008. Buayan-Kionop Participatory 3-D Modelling (P3DM): A sub-component of the project “Participatory Resource Monitoring in Community Use Zones of Crocker Range Park” (1 August 2007 to 31 July 2009); Global Diversity Foundation, Sabah Parks, PACOS and the local communities of Buayan-Kionop; March 2008

______ 2008. The Buayan-Kionop Resource Catchment Assessment Team by the Global Diversity Foundation, Sabah Parks, PACOS; and the local communities of Buayan-Kionop. April 2008